Hanoi rearranges pandemic travelling regulations

September 17, 2021 | 20:15
Hanoi authorities have divided the city into three zones to apply different COVID-19 prevention and control measures on September 6-21, based on the pandemic situation as well as the characteristics of each locality.
Hanoi rearranges pandemic travelling regulations
The zonal system is designed to help facilitate smoother movement of essential goods and people, Photo Duc Thanh

Zone 1, also known as the red zone, includes central urban areas with high population density and a large number of agencies, businesses, and service establishments. The red zone covers the 10 districts of Tay Ho, Ba Dinh, Cau Giay, Hoan Kiem, Dong Da, Hai Ba Trung, Thanh Xuan, Hadong, Thanh Tri, Hoang Mai, and parts of South Tu Liem, North Tu Liem, Hoai Duc, Thanh Oai, and Thuong Tin districts.

Hanoi rearranges pandemic travelling regulations
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Social distancing measures in line with Directive No.16/CT-TTg and some stricter measures will be imposed in this zone, with residents required to stay in place and avoid moving around.

Zones 2 and 3, the orange and green zones, will enforce social distancing in accordance with the prime minister’s Directive No.15/CT-TTg to organise the recovery of production and support red zones. In particular, zone 2 is separated from zone 1 by the Red and Duong rivers, covering the districts of Long Bien, Gia Lam, Dong Anh, Soc Son, and Me Linh. Zone 3 covers agricultural production areas and industrial parks and clusters with low population density, including 10 districts and remaining parts of five districts in zone 1 (South Tu Liem, North Tu Liem, Hoai Duc, Thanh Oai, and Thuong Tin).

Police forces in Hanoi set up six COVID-19 checkpoints to control the flow of vehicles and people from the red to orange zone and 16 checkpoints separating the red and green zones. Nearly 40 checkpoints were set up by the city to control movement from orange and green zones to the red zone with the new travel permit. Currently, Hanoi now accepts both the old and the new travel documents and will eventually combine them into one. The police in Hanoi has also drafted a plan to arrange a “green channel” to facilitate the smooth movement of vehicles transporting essential goods, workers, and experts.

By Thai An

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